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The Boks held and retained their world champion title by beating New Zealand by a small point in an incredibly tense final!
23:02 – The melee will be redone (80')
The end of this New Zealand – South Africa has not yet been whistled. There are now 7 seconds left. The melee is remade.
22:59 – A forward from the All Blacks! The Boks will probably win (80')
What an end to the match which finally seems to smile on the Boks! New Zealand is guilty of one last advance. There are 20 seconds left because the timer has run out. stopped.
22:55 – The Boks go forward (77')
The All Blacks will recover the ball at home. three minutes from the end of this New Zealand – South Africa and will have one last opportunity to play. to snatch this final of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The Springboks still have a one point lead in this New Zealand – South Africa. Cheslin Kolbe, on the edge of the pitch, no longer wants to watch. This end of the match is ultra tense.
22:51 – Kolbe gets yellow! (73')
This is a very heavy decision! Cheslin Kolbe receives a yellow card and will no longer return to the pitch at the Stade de France in this New Zealand – South Africa. Barrett could, in addition, give the advantage to the All Blacks.
22:50 – A new penalty and perhaps a new turn (73')
Perhaps Cheslin Kolbe committed a deliberate forward move. Wayne Barnes checks it with the video.
22:47 – Kolbe tries the drop! (72)
À Nearly 50 meters from the opposing posts, Cheslin Kolbe attempts a decisive drop in this New Zealand – South Africa but the kick from the former hooker lacks length.
22:46 – Mbonambi is unleashed; on the bench (71')
While he came out in the first minutes of play in this New Zealand – South Africa, Mbongeni Mbonambi showed a lot of energy from the bench to support his team until the last minutes of this final.
22:43 – Le Roux unscrews (68')
Willie Le Roux was certainly trying to find Arendse in the corridor but her kick is unscrewed. and goes into touch. This nevertheless allows It's all up to the Springboks to breathe.
22:40 – The Boks think they can score but… (66')
While Wayne Barnes had interrupted play, a handful of players continued to play. play in vain. The Boks even thought they had scored their first try of this New Zealand – South Africa.
22:36 – Change (64')
The two selectors carry out the selection process. changes in this New Zealand – South Africa! De Groot, Taylor and Lomax come out for the All Blacks. Taukei'aho, Laulala and Williams come in. Nyakane has replaced Malherbe for the Boks.
22:33 – Less than 20 minutes left (62')
This final of the 2023 Rugby World Cup keeps all its promises and the suspense is immense throughout. less than 20 minutes to go.
All Blacks try well deserved ! Ian Foster's men pushed very hard and the New Zealand rear flattened after a nice pass after contact from Tele'a. Mo'unga does not convert and the New Zealanders are only one point behind.
22:28 – The All Blacks push (57' )
New Zealand continues to put pressure on the opposing 22 meters. They are looking for a penalty once again.
22:27 – Kolisi is back (56')
The captain of the Springboks is back in this New Zealand – South Africa and is doing better than Sam Cane. Jacques Nienaber's men are once again in superiority; digital.
Finally Wayne Barnes returns to a New Zealand forward provoked by by a South African fault. Smith's essay is therefore canceled. The South African supporters are exultant.
What a breakthrough from Mo'unga who finds Smith! The latter flattens and marks the first try of this New Zealand – South Africa! Everything is restarted in this final.
22:20 – Another loss of ball (52')
The New Zealanders are sorely lacking in pre ;decision when approaching the opposing goal since the start of this New Zealand – South Africa. Will Jordan lets the ball escape when his team could score the first try of the final.